No place like mine
Richly imagined, evocative settings can transport readers to the world of your book. Good novels are grounded in landscapes that work in tandem with character and plot to evoke nostalgia, recognition, horror, hope, pity, tears, and laughter. Whether you are writing in your beloved homeland, an exotic location you’ve visited or researched, it is your job to capture each place’s spirit and personality. In this workshop, we’ll first define and differentiate between “place re-creation” and “sense of place,” and help you blend them for your WIP. We’ll do a writing exercise that asks us to explore ways to light “place” so that our characters can stand out clearly and fully against its crafted backdrop. Bring writing materials and a willingness to share.
Note that Paula McLain is replacing Sara Gruen, who was originally scheduled as this workshop’s instructor.